A recent video has hilariously edited Ralph Fiennes’ iconic character, Voldemort, into some of the actor’s other films. Fiennes is, of course, known worldwide for his portrayal of the Dark Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film franchise. Fiennes first took on the role in the series’ fourth installment, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, and played the character until the final film was released in 2011.
Despite Fiennes’ obvious ability to thrive in a villainous role (aside from Voldemort, he was also nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List), he is an actor who is well known for being able to fully embody and transform into any role he is given. On the opposite end of the spectrum from Voldemort, Fiennes is also well known for his performances in roles such as the flamboyant M. Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel, as well as the most recent incarnation of M in the James Bond series.
Fiennes’ versatility has recently been taken advantage of in a video by Corridor Crew on YouTube. The video itself is a re-edit of an interview that Fiennes gave for GQ in which he details the highlights of his career. Through CGI, Corridor Crew has removed Fiennes’ nose from both the interview and clips from his films so it looks as if Voldemort himself is both the one giving the interview and starring in all of Fiennes’ films. In the finished product, audiences get to see Voldemort portray an evil Nazi in Schindler’s List (which Voldemort described as exciting because “it felt like everyone was there because they love murder”), as well as M. Gustave in Grand Budapest, in which he sports a fine moustache to accompany his lack of nose.
What’s interesting is that the video goes on to detail how the creators pulled of the hilarious scenes. The creators take the audience through the process of digitally removing Fiennes’ nose to look like Voldemort, which seems to be much more difficult than one would think. The video makes it clear that if Corridor Crew had to be this precise for a video that is only a few minutes long, the Harry Potter crew had to have been immensely dedicated to pull off the same effect over five films.
Corridor Crew has certainly done an excellent job putting the hilarious video together. The video somehow manages to be hysterical, while oddly still demonstrating the range of Fiennes’ work, just as the original video did. Corridor Crew’s hard work has definitely paid off, as this is video is one that is certainly not to be missed by any fan of Harry Potter or Fiennes himself.
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